• Kyodo


A doctor at a hospital in Ayase, Kanagawa Prefecture, has died due to complications from tuberculosis, prompting the hospital to contact all patients who have seen him over the past two years in a bid to track down any possible secondary infections, hospital officials said Monday.

Hakuryokai Ayase Kosei Hospital plans to provide tests for the roughly 2,600 patients at risk, they said. The TB checkup will be offered free of charge, they added.

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